TORONTO – Steven Stamkos was practically salivating while discussing the NHL’s new overtime format.
“I wasn’t a fan of shootouts myself. Mostly because I wasn’t any good at them,” he said, with a laugh. “I’d much, much rather have the 3-on-3.”
Six skaters, five minutes and complete chaos. That’s the recipe for the latest variation of overtime from the NHL, debuting this season after a test run in the American Hockey League.
The switch from 4-on-4 to 3-on-3 overtime doesn’t just mean a reduction in shootouts, as its test run in the AHL indicated will happen. It means a potential goldmine ofRead More »from NHL goalies ready for ‘nightmare’ of 3-on-3 overtime